From the Ranch House

Board Approves Budget;
Now You Vote
On Wednesday evening, at a Special Meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Master Association Budget.
The next step in the budget approval and ratification process is yours. Today, you will be receiving, by e-mail, a ballot to vote on the 2022 budget. In accordance with our governing documents, you’ll have 10 days to complete your balloting. The results of the budget ratification vote will be announced at the December 15 monthly Board meeting.
The Board thanks you for your involvement and engagement in developing the 2022 budget.
Front Desk Opening
The Ranch House is looking for part time help at the Front Desk. Ideal candidates know how to deliver excellent service to our Members and guests.  
To apply, email your resume to Ali at
Ranch House Holiday Schedule
’Tis the Season, for all who use the Ranch House, and for our team that works there.
Traditionally, the Ranch House is closed on the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. This year, those holidays fall on Saturdays. To give our hard-working team time with their families, and to honor their well-deserved holiday time off, the Ranch House will be closed the following days: December 24 and 25; December 31 and January 1, 2022.
We hope you join us in saying thanks to the Ranch House staff for all they do throughout the year, to make RVR the welcoming place it is.
Pesky Pet Problem
We would like to remind all dog owners to please be conscious of the impact your pets may have on your neighbors. Be sure to keep your pups leashed while on walks, pick up after them if they make any messes, and do not leave your dogs unattended and barking!
Allowing your dog to continuously bark and walking them while off leash are violations of the Town of Carbondale Code of Ordinances. 
Click HERE to learn about Town of Carbondale's leash laws and nuisance dog ordinances.
Thank you for being courteous to your fellow RVR homeowners!


Cookies with Santa
Saturday. Dec. 4 | 3 - 5 p.m
He's making his list and checking it twice! Bring the kiddos to the RVR Ranch House to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring your camera and capture the magical holiday memories. Inside kids can meet Santa, make a holiday craft, and enjoy a story read by Mrs. Claus. Take the fun outside for s'mores roasting, a hot chocolate bar, and cookies.
*Ages 2+ who are not vaccinated will be required to wear a mask inside the Ranch House.
Registration required. Click HERE to rsvp.
Friends of Rudolph
Saturday, Dec 4 |2 - 3 p.m.
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2- 3 p.m. for pet photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Ranch House!
Ski Spiel 
Saturday, Dec. 11 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Join us at the Ranch House for this complimentary social and informational "spiel" featuring our very own homeowners and long time ski instructors, Paul Ericson, Bob Engelbrecht, & Dave Durrance.
Learn about contemporary skiing, today's techniques, and what's new in skis and equipment. Plus, enjoy Richard Allen's ski memorabilia and meet a new ski buddy!
Small bites and refreshments provided.
Space is limited, advanced registration required. Click HERE to register.
Holiday Tasting & Mixology Class with Marble Distillery
Sunday, Dec.12 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Entertain guests this holiday season with exquisitely made cocktails. Enjoy a festive tasting and mixology course provided by Marble Distillery at the Ranch House.
The first hour will include tasting and education. The second hour will be mixology, theory, technique, and the creation of 2 cocktails of your choice. Think Food & Wine Seminar at RVR!
$75/person charged to member account. Registration required. Limited space available. Minimum of 10 registrants required to hold event. 72-hour registration and cancellation policy.
Click HERE to register for this event.
Wacky Tacky
Sweater Soiree
Saturday, Dec. 18 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit and wear your wackiest, tackiest holiday sweater and join us at the Ranch House for a festive happy hour!
$25/person. Delicious appetizers and alcohol included. Your member account will be charged (payment not available on Eventbrite).
Adults only please and no guests. Sweaters are encouraged but not required to attend. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. 72-hour registration and cancellation policy.
Click HERE to rsvp.

Reminders & Highlights

Thank you for Being a
Good Neighbor!
On October 27, 2021, the RVRMA Executive Board of Directors approved the “Infectious Disease Control and Environmental Hazard Mitigation Policy.” The policy covers infectious diseases and other environmental hazards, including COVID-19. Click here to view the Policy.
We are happy to share that the implimentation of this policy has gone smoothly and we would like to thank all of our Ranch House users for being good neighbors and following the policy. Thank you for doing your part to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the River Valley Ranch community.
As a reminder, if you plan to bring in guests over the holidays, be sure to make them aware of our policy.
Tom's Door Holiday Giving Program
Tom's Door and the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools, in conjunction with RVR are again partnering for our 6th annual holiday gift drive for Carbondale Seniors and local families in need. Over the last five years, we have experienced a generous outpouring of contributions. We invite you to participate again in this year's program to share the magic of the holiday season.
If you wish to get involved, visit the RVR Ranch House and choose a key from the wreath on the festive red Tom's Christmas Door. 
Additional information about Tom's Door and the Family Resource Center is available next to the red door if you are not familar with these wonderful organizations and the outreach and positive impact they have in our community.
Click HERE to read more.
If you have any questions, please contact Sidney Poncelet at 970-309-2393 or
We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Traffic Update
Click HERE for information regarding ongoing traffic updates on the CO 82 and CO 133 Signal Replacement Project for the week of  Dec. 5.


Fitness Schedule

Click HERE for a printable version of the Ranch House Fitness schedule. 
Fitness Cancelation Policy
On Monday, Nov. 8, a new group fitness cancellation policy went into effect and we have seen a huge improvement in timely cancellations. We want to extend a big thank you to our fitness class participants for following our new cancellation policy and giving your neighbors an opportunity to attend when you’re unable. 

RVR Committees

Long Range Planning
The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.
Look for the agenda in next week's newsletter.

COVID - 19 Information

Vaccine Opportunities
All Coloradans 5 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID 19 vaccine. Click HERE for information on where you can receive your COVID 19 vaccine.
Free COVID Testing
Click HERE to schedule a free COVID-19 test.

Community Announcements

Light Up Carbondale - Frist Friday on Friday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Click HERE to learn more.
Old Thompson Barn Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m.
Click HERE for more.
Old Thompson Barn Book Signing and Happy Hour with Dick Durrance on Friday, Dec. 17 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Click HERE to learn more.
Carbondale Comedy Show Featuring Ben Kronberg at Marbel Distilling CO. on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Click HERE to learn more.

Lift Up Food Drive- drop off at Old Thompson Barn.
Click HERE to learn more.
Deck the Walls Holiday Market 2021 on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Dec. 24 at R2 Gallery

 New Years Eve Celebration at Old Thompson Barn on Friday, Dec. 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Click HERE to learn more.

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